Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May) is NOT the Mexican 🇲🇽 Independence Day, but it IS a day of celebration!
It commemorates the Mexican victory against the invading French army during the Battle of Puebla, which took place on May 5, 1860, near the town of the same name in Southern Mexico.
Though the Mexican forces were outnumbered 2 to 1, they fought bravely and won the day!
However, Cinco de Mayo is not actually a big deal in modern Mexico… nothing like Day of the Dead, or the Holy Week.
But this day has taken on a new meaning among Mexican-Americans (and 𝘨𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘰𝘴) in 𝘓𝘰𝘴 𝘌𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘴 𝘜𝘯𝘪𝘥𝘰𝘴 🇺🇸 and among Mexican expats around the world, as a day to celebrate the unique Mexican heritage!
At Spanish World we’ll be celebrating with our great teachers from Mexico, including Jorge (pictured above wearing a tan sombrero), acknowledging the central place in Hispanic culture of the largest Spanish speaking country in the world!